Program

Order tickets

Events & advance ticket sales

We are excited to announce a series of events that will both honor the rich tradition of the Neuschwanstein Concerts and introduce fresh, innovative performances. Advance ticket sales for these eagerly anticipated events will begin soon, offering enthusiasts the opportunity to secure their place at these remarkable musical gatherings. Stay tuned for detailed information on the concert lineup, dates, and how to purchase tickets. We are committed to providing a seamless and accessible ticketing experience, ensuring that everyone who wishes to partake in the magic of these concerts can do so easily. Join us in experiencing the fusion of historical grandeur and contemporary musical innovation at Neuschwanstein.

Neuschwanstein Castle Courtyard: The Stage for a New Beginning

The picturesque Neuschwanstein Castle courtyard is set to transform into an open-air stage for five remarkable classical concerts in August 2024. Tailored specifically for this majestic setting, the program aims to turn the Allgäu region into a hub for both local and international artists. This new festival will convert the inner courtyard of the World Heritage site into a vibrant meeting place offering unique artistic and atmospheric experiences.

A “composition” in the spirit of King Ludwig II.

The programme: myth and transformation

King Ludwig II, known for his refined taste, was a connoisseur of the arts, with a deep love for literature, art, and especially late Romantic music. He found more resonance in the mythological themes and legendary narratives of Richard Wagner’s stage works than in his own reality.

The Neuschwanstein Concerts’ program pays homage to the late Romantic era, featuring some pieces that have seldom been performed. It intertwines these with works and texts that engage in a dialectical tension, enhancing their luminosity and visibility.

One of the focal points of this year’s concert series is an excerpt from Richard Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde.” This portrayal of lovers at the brink of life and death serves as a central theme for the Neuschwanstein Concerts 2024. It epitomizes the original motif of Romanticism – dissolution and transformation – as not just an escape from reality, but as a sensory journey towards enlightenment.

Music directly Experienced

These concerts are an invitation to direct sensory experiences, combining orchestral and chamber music. The performances will weave together literature, anecdotes about Ludwig II and Neuschwanstein Castle, and musical works like “Tristan und Isolde,” Franz Schubert’s “Im Abendrot,” Richard Strauss’s “Vier letzten Lieder” and “Tod und Verklärung,” along with Charles Ives’ “The Unanswered Question,” a modernist classic probing the eternal mysteries of existence.

This music captivates with its profound, palpable suspension, casting a spell from the outset. Against this backdrop, the trumpet forcefully interjects with the inescapable question of existence. What insights attendees will ultimately derive from this immersive experience, and whether they find answers to their existential queries, remains an intriguing prospect.

Konzert 3

Konzert 3

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam…
Konzert 3

Konzert 3

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam…
Konzert 3

Konzert 3

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam…
Konzert 3

Konzert 3

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam…
Konzert 3

Konzert 3

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam…
Konzert 3

Konzert 3

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam…
Konzert 3

Konzert 3

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam…
Konzert 3

Konzert 3

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam…

21. – 25. August 2024

Wednesday, 21. August 2024

Thursday, 22. August 2024

21. – 25. August 2024

Wednesday, 21. August 2024

Thursday, 22. August 2024

Friday, 23. August 2024

Saturday, 24. August 2024

Sunday, 25. August 2024

21. - 25. August 2024

Program

Konzerte auf Schloss Neuschwanstein - © Peter Samer

21. August 2024

DEPARTURE AND FREEDOM

Egmont,  Overture  Ludwig van Beethoven
Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite   Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Tales from the Book of One Thousand and One Nights

CHAARTS Chamber Artists
Jasmin Tabatabai, Narrator

22. August 2024

SUNSET AND FAREWELL

Cappricio Suite Richard Strauss 
The Unfinished Symphony No. 8 Franz Schubert
Im Abendrot Franz Schubert
Il Tramonto – der Sonnenuntergang lyrisches Poemetto  Ottorino Respighi
Vier letzten Lieder Richard Strauss

CHAARTS Chamber Artists
Vera-Lotte Boecker, Soprano

23. August 2024

LEGENDS AND FABLES

The Fairies, Overture  Richard Wagner
The Amazons, Waltz  Franz Liszt
Tannhäuser Suite   Richard Wagner
Ankunft bei den schwarzen Schwänen   Richard Wagner
Walküren Suite Richard Wagner
Texts by and for Ludwig II. Dream worlds

ensemble minui
Hans Sigl, Narrator

24. August 2024

LOVES HAPPINESS AND LOVES DEATH

Tristan and Isolde by Richard Wagner (Act 2)
Königskinder by Engelbert Humperdinck (excerpts)

Brit-Tone Müllertz (Soprano), Brenden Gunnell (Tenor)
Marie Seidler (Brangäne)
Junge Philharmonie Berlin
Marcus Merkel, Conductor
Axel Brüggemann, Moderation

25. August 2024

DREAM AND REALITY

The Birthday Concert
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Claude Debussy
Siegfried Idyll Richard Wagner
The Unanswered Question Charles Ives
Death and Transfiguration Richard Strauss

Junge Philharmonie Berlin
Marcus Merkel, Conductor
Axel Brüggemann, Moderation

21. - 25. August 2024

Programm

Konzerte auf Schloss Neuschwanstein - © Peter Samer

21. August 2024

AUFBRUCH UND FREIHEIT

Egmont op. 84 Ouvertüre Ludwig van Beethoven
Scheherazade Symphonische Dichtung Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakow
Geschichten aus dem Buch Tausendundeine Nacht

CHAARTS Chamber Artists
Jasmin Tabatabai, Erzählerin

22. August 2024

ABENDROT UND ABGESANG

Capriccio Sextett Richard Strauss
Sinfonie Nr. 7 in h-Moll “Unvollendete” Franz Schubert
Im Abendrot Franz Schubert
Il Tramonto – der Sonnenuntergang lyrisches Poem Ottorino Respighi
Vier letzte Lieder Richard Strauss

CHAARTS Chamber Artists
Vera-Lotte Boecker, Sopranistin

23. August 2024

SAGEN UND FABELN

Die Feen Ouvertüre Richard Wagner
Die Amazonen Walzer Franz Liszt
Tannhäuser Suite Richard Wagner
Ankunft bei den schwarzen Schwänen Richard Wagner
Walküren Suite Richard Wagner
Texte von und zu Ludwig II. Traumwelten

ensemble minui
Hans Sigl, Erzähler

24. August 2024

LIEBESTOD UND LIEBESGLÜCK

Tristan und Isolde von Richard Wagner (Vorspiel 2. Akt, 2. Szene Liebestod)
Königskinder von Engelbert Humperdinck (Auszüge)

Brit-Tone Müllertz (Sopran), Brenden Gunnell (Tenor)
Marie Seidler (Brangäne)
Junge Philharmonie Berlin
Marcus Merkel, Dirigent
Axel Brüggemann, Moderation

25. August 2024

TRAUM UND WIRKLICHKEIT

das Geburtstagskonzert
Ouvertüre aus Ein Sommernachtstraum Felix Mendelsohn-Bartholdy
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Claude Debussy
Blumine Symphonischer Satz Gustav Mahler
The Unanswered Question Charles Ives
Siegfried Idyll Richard Wagner
Tod und Verklärung Richard Strauss

Junge Philharmonie Berlin
Marcus Merkel, Dirigent
Axel Brüggemann, Moderation